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Old 08-30-2003, 10:10 PM
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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

Fist of all, THANKS RACERGUY for the pointers on changing the spark plugs!! I'm not sure I would have been as motivated to change them without the guidance. Anyhow - my question is, what are the best plugs for performance, milage etc? Any suggestions? Thanks for the input!

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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

Motorcraft is the way to go. They last along time and are priced right. Performance is good too.
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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

i asked the same question and they are saying that motorcraft are the way to go,thats what i will be useing
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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

Maybe Racerguy should add this question to the FAQ. It sure is comming up alot lately.
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Good idea AegisSailor

I added it to the FAQ's and also to the "how to" thread.
Take a look and see if there sohuld be any changes when you get a chance.
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Good idea AegisSailor

I added it to the FAQ's and also to the "how to" thread.
Take a look and see if there sohuld be any changes when you get a chance.
Dave,

Autolite & Motorcraft spark plugs are both made by Honeywell,
a division of Allied Signal. Fram is also a division of Allied Signal,
and you are correct about not using anything with a Fram name
on it....
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Take a look and see if there sohuld be any changes when you get a chance.
Looks good buddy. The FAQ is really comming along Haven't seen that door ajar question in a while!
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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

I was told that Motorcraft plugs werent made by Honeywell anymore but that could be wrong
I've seen a lot of problems with Autolite plugs and have heard of other people with problems with them too.
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My vote is for Motorcraft from ford, i request them every time.
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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

Yes,it is true Autolite and Motorcraft are both made by Allied-Signal,who is owned by Honeywell.But,Motorcraft are made to a different specification then Autolite.Ford has them made to there specifications.How do I know this?I was curious about it,so I emailed www.autolite.com and they themselves sent me an email stating all the above information.

So,if I were to use a plug in my Ford,it would be a Motorcraft.
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Best plugs for 98 F150 4.6L?

I would shy away from the NGK Iridium. As soon as I installed them the truck was harder to start. I would guess that the gap is excessive but the instructions said not to adjust the gap because the tip is so small.

They are also very expensive.

I am tempted to find a set of Motorcraft and install them. I find more and more reasons to stay with stock components.
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Since only the center electrode is iridium, half of your plugs will
wear out prematurely, due to the opposite spark polarities with
the EDIS ignition system...Stay with Motorcraft double platinums!!
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Bob, just curious. Why not use Fram products? Are they junk?
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Bob, just curious. Why not use Fram products? Are they junk?
The oil filters are.....there has been a lot of posts on the problems
with Fram oil filters......Personally, I'm a believer in using the
manufacturer's OEM oil filter, so I use Motorcraft on my Fords,
and Mann (German filter mfg.) filters on my Mercedes'
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